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Add possibility to have plain black background in Application page, Home and Launcher screen [answered]

asked 2014-01-24 10:04:45 +0300

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updated 2015-01-17 15:03:54 +0300

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For a minimalistic look and better contrast it would be great to have a possibility to have plain black background in Application background, Homescreen and Launcher. This could be an option for ambiances where the transparent background is disabled and plain black background is used instead when moving from Lockscreen to Homescreen or in to the applicjations. If a future Jolla would have OLED display this would also save battery.

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think these kind of options should be added to the allready requested ambience app

teun ( 2014-01-24 10:36:54 +0300 )edit

Have you tried to make a "black picture" using i.e. GIMP and then defining that as your ambience ?

rsainio ( 2014-01-24 11:07:45 +0300 )edit

@rsainio: No, even with a complete black Ambience you do not get a black background.

jgr ( 2014-01-24 11:45:07 +0300 )edit

I think black picture helps for applications, but in home screen the color of the background seems to come from the highlight / secondary highlight color. Also it would nice to have a real picture as a background in the lock screen.

soloist ( 2014-01-24 12:25:24 +0300 )edit

On the other hand, the current Jolla LCD display can not really reproduce a black color - I wonder what happed with the "Estrada display" they spoke of earlier... so this feature request could be postponed until a Jolla phone with a "proper" display is out :)

soloist ( 2014-01-24 12:31:38 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-01-17 14:37:07 +0300

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updated 2015-01-17 14:56:49 +0300

Launcher screen bg is already (nearly) black, Application page colors can be controlled by the app itself, and rest of the requested blackness (Home screen) can be achived by usng some Ambiance wirh black background or complete b/w-ambiance.

In regards to naming of the UI-elements in Jolla , see this: https://together.jolla.com/question/5465/howto-naming-jolla-ui-screens-gestures-and-elements/

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But the request is to have black bg in all top-lecel screens and Applucation page, ir does not say anything abt customization (for which there are Ambiances)

foss4ever ( 2015-01-17 14:55:28 +0300 )edit

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